A tweet from foursquare designer Mari Sheibley yesterday got me thinking about a feature foursquare could implement that would be valuable for brands and regular users alike: curated to-do lists.
The lists would be similar to Amazon’s Listmania, where users create all sorts of lists, from the best rock albums to the ten items every kitchen must have. With curated lists on foursquare, users would add their to-dos to a list and other users could then add that entire list to their own to-do lists either en masse or one at a time.
Sheibley met up with an old friend and helped her add some fun things to do now that she’s moved to New York City. With a curated to-do list, Mari could have created a list for “Fun Things for New New Yorkers,” and her friend could have added all those to-dos to her list with one click. That way she’d be reminded of them each time she checked in near of them on foursquare.
I’d love to create a list of places for photographers to shoot in Cincinnati, along with tips on the best vantage points and times of day. I’m sure you can think of something you’re an expert on that could be put into a to-do list for other users, perhaps your favorite sushi bars or places to people-watch.
This would also be a great opportunity for brands. MTV could create a list of 10 of Snooki’s favorite places or National Geographic could make a list of places to see before you die. Completing a list could earn extra points, badges or prizes from sponsors.
Curated to-do lists would be a fun way to collect the top tips from experts in a particular subject and make the easily accessible to other users. What do you think? Would these lists be valuable for foursquare?